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  • She is fervid in her support for the candidate.
  • His father had been a robbery detective in Cleveland, Ohio, and his older brother was a homicide detective in Fort Lauderdale—and a detective is what David Delinko fervidly wanted to be, someday.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • When the minister spoke from the pulpit with power and fervid eloquence, and, with...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • "Drink, then, thou lofty creature!" exclaimed Aylmer, with fervid admiration.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark

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  • His eyes assumed the fervid gleam of the fanatic lecturer as he buttoned his shirt.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In the morning Henry was aroused by fervid blasphemy that proceeded from the mouth of Bill.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Has a girl of fourteen a heart large enough, vigorous enough, to hold the swelling spring of pure, full, fervid eloquence?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But the fervid facility of his impromptus could not be so accounted for.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • He spoke with rage and honeyed tones in equal amount, but always with a fervid conviction that kept his audience entranced.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Ere long Marseilles presented herself to view,—Marseilles, white, fervid, full of life and energy,—Marseilles, the younger sister of Tyre and Carthage, the successor to them in the empire of the Mediterranean,—Marseilles, old, yet always young.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • In fervid hearts self-contained, some brief experiences devour our human tissue as secret fire in a ship’s hold consumes cotton in the bale.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • His countenance became intolerably fervid, as he oratorically assured me—gesticulating with a long ruler at the other end of the room—that if his services in the morning were useful, how indispensable, then, in the afternoon?
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • But while opinion concerning him had remained nearly stationary, and his daily habits had presented scarcely any visible change, Marner’s inward life had been a history and a metamorphosis, as that of every fervid nature must be when it has fled, or been condemned, to solitude.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • He watched her crouching, sipping the flowers with fervid kisses.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • "I swear I will not!" he said fervidly.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • It was about this time that the newspapers and magazines were beginning to pay that illustrative attention to the beauties of the stage which has since become fervid.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • "He’s all there!" said number four, fervidly.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "Damn her," he fervidly said.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • His fervid imagination was stirred as never before, by the tramp of armies, the blood and dust of battle, and the wail and whirl of social upheaval.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Had it not been for the moiety of barbarism in her nature it is probable that lady would not have been there, but her intense and fervid soul would not allow her to be absent on an occasion in which she was so terribly interested.
    Frank R. Stockton  --  The Lady, or the Tiger?
  • Then they bore off to the left along the crest into the ridgeway, which they followed till it intersected the high-road at the Brown House aforesaid, the spot of his former fervid desires to behold Christminster.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Nevertheless, like all fervid writing, the task was done in less time than usual, and if the spelling differed from Mrs. Glegg’s,—why, she belonged, like himself, to a generation with whom spelling was a matter of private judgment.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He is a very fervid, impassioned speaker— full of fire!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • His fervid nature could not afford to relinquish one of these, though two of the three were as many as he could hope to preserve.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • If it means that I grow a little too fervid, or perhaps even hyperbolical, in extolling my native land, I admit the full justice of the remark.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Then staid the fervid wheels, and in his hand He took the golden compasses, prepared In God’s eternal store, to circumscribe This universe, and all created things: One foot he centered, and the other turned Round through the vast profundity obscure; And said, Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds, This be thy just circumference, O World!
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • "I do love you, Tess—O, I do—it is all come back!" he said, tightening his arms round her with fervid pressure.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • When she made remarks to this edifying effect, she had a firm little frown on her brow, which yet did not hinder her face from looking benevolent, and her words which came forth like a procession were uttered in a fervid agreeable contralto.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He enjoyed them there, and was bored with them at the Blenkers’, where they were mingled with fervid and dowdy women who passed them about like captured curiosities; and even after his most exciting talks with Ned Winsett he always came away with the feeling that if his world was small, so was theirs, and that the only way to enlarge either was to reach a stage of manners where they would naturally merge.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • James Blaine, when his tears were dry, was to write of the Sumner eulogy that "it was a mark of positive genius in a Southern representative to pronounce a fervid and discriminating eulogy upon Mr. Sumner, and skillfully interweave with it a defense of that which Mr. Sumner, like John Wesley, believed to be the sum of all villainies " Southerners to whom Charles Sumner symbolized the worst of the prewar Abolitionist movement and the postwar reconstruction felt betrayed.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …general air of embodying a "spicy paragraph"; young Silverton, who had meant to live on proof-reading and write an epic, and who now lived on his friends and had become critical of truffles; Alice Wetherall, an animated visiting-list, whose most fervid convictions turned on the wording of invitations and the engraving of dinner-cards; Wetherall, with his perpetual nervous nod of acquiescence, his air of agreeing with people before he knew what they were saying; Jack Stepney, with his…
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • [fervidly] Well, I want to know what it is.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • A fervid glow seemed to be on all of them.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • It is my belief that he is still blazing as fervidly as ever.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
  • Aunt Bertha and David’s father, the former fervid, the latter stony, crossed snubbing glances.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Madame de Cintre started slightly, and raised her eyebrows; she had evidently not expected so fervid a compliment.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Blundering, but fervid, I see myself buzzing round flowers, humming down scarlet cups, making blue funnels resound with my prodigious booming.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Days and nights of fervid life, of communion with angels of darkness and of light, have engraved their shadowy characters on that tear-stained book.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The sun struck the soldiers fervidly on helm and shield; but they kept their ranks indifferent alike to its dazzle and to the mouthings of the rabble.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • A week after that, a national tabloid offered a fervid synopsis of what had happened, headed: TRAGIC BATTLE IN MAINE AS MOM BATTLES KILLER SAINT BERNARD.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Everything in Marseilles, and about Marseilles, had stared at the fervid sky, and been stared at in return, until a staring habit had become universal there.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • They were hardworking women, most of them supporting indigent husbands or brothers, and they laughed rather bitterly at having stirred the boy to such fervid and florid inventions.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul’s Case
  • The king’s men were as earthy and impious as any other soldiers, but the queen’s men were fervid in their devotion to Melisandre of Asshai and her Lord of Light.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • But Ben had one admirer whose eyes followed his movements with a fervid gravity that equalled his own.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Thus Architecture died in the land of the free and the home of the brave—in a land declaring its fervid democracy, its inventiveness, its resourcefulness, its unique daring, enterprise and progress.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Yet she smiled on and still on, uncomplainingly, because she saw that the painter (who had high renown) took a fervid and burning pleasure in his task, and wrought day and night to depict her who so loved him, yet who grew daily more dispirited and weak.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • The grateful Humphrey responded fervidly— "Thanks, O most noble master, this princely lavishness doth far surpass my most distempered dreams of fortune.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • I’d like to have a wife like that Bo," declared Roy, fervidly.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Alfred (five), who, as I mentioned, has of his own election joined the Infant Bonds of Joy, was one of the very few children who manifested consciousness on that occasion after a fervid address of two hours from the chairman of the evening.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He turned to her with congratulatory admiration so fervid that she shrank somewhat, notwithstanding that she knew him so well.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
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